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Study lead co-authors Dr. Francesca Fortenbaugh, left, a researcher with the VA Translational Research Center for TBI and Stress Disorders, and Dr. Jennifer Gustafson, Vision Rehabilitation Clinic director at VA Boston.Blast TBI Associated with Visual Symptoms
“Chronic visual symptom complaints are common among Veterans with a history of mild traumatic brain injury, but the potential impact ... on refractive error had not been explored,” said Dr. Francesca Fortenbaugh...
One of the boxes that a Veteran received.Giving Thanks
VA Boston Healthcare System staff and volunteers met to coordinate the distribution of more than 400 Thanksgiving meals to area Veterans in collaboration with the Salvation Army on November 21.
VA Staff in PPEVA Boston Among Top Places to Work
VA Boston has once again been named as one of the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work. VA Boston finished 24th in the Largest Employer Group and is the highest rated multifaceted healthcare system on the list.
Dr. David ToporDr. Topor Worthen Innovator Award recipient
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced on Oct. 6 that Dr. David Topor at VA Boston Healthcare System received VA’s highest honor for health professions education, the David M. Worthen Award.
Summit Healthcare in Show Low, AZAbove and Beyond: From VA Boston to Arizona
Reading her orders and seeing Show Low, Arizona, Tracey Bent had to Google it to find out where she was headed. After a five-hour drive east from Phoenix she found herself in the middle of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
hearing aidNew Hearing Aid Repair Process
VA Boston’s Audiology department has made some changes in order to better serve Veterans in need of hearing aid repairs. Veterans can now mail in, drop off, or have a virtual hearing aid repair appointment.
sprint smartphoneSmartphones from Sprint
Homeless Veterans have unique communication challenges and COVID-19 brought a need for virtual communication. The VA has partnered with Sprint in donating 36 Smartphones each with a six-month data plan.
Pharmacy at Lowell CBOCMail Out Pharmacy Extension in Lowell
The mail out pharmacy has seen great success and Veterans are very satisfied according to survey data. Since last October 87% of all prescriptions have been mailed to Veterans.
Graphic showing lungsEarly indicators for pulmonary hypertension
A groundbreaking VA study published July 27 found that the amount of pulmonary vascular resistance associated with increased hospitalization and death from heart failure is much lower than previously thought.
screen 523 textmobile screening
Texting the word “Here” to 53079 on their mobile phone, Veterans can practice physical distancing from their vehicle. Veterans text “Screen523” to 53079 to answer seven questions about COVID-19 symptom exposure.

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